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May 23, 1983 | Volume 58, Issue 21

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Bill Smith Cover - Sports Illustrated May 23, 1983

May 23, 1983 | Sam Moses
There are strange things going on in the woods at night, stirring things, thrilling things, dangerous things, things that we don't hear much about and that if we ever came upon by chance might...

May 23, 1983
4—Manny Millan7—Illustration by Sam Q. Weissman26, 27—John Iacono (top center)28—Heinz Kluetmeier29—Jerry Wachter30—Manny Millan31—Andy Hayt32—Peter Read Miller37—Manny Millan72—Stephen...

May 23, 1983 | Compiled by ROGER JACKSON
PRO BASKETBALL—The Milwaukee Bucks staved off elimination from their best-of-seven Eastern Conference final series with the Philadelphia 76ers by defeating the Sixers in Game 4, 100-94. Los...

May 23, 1983

May 23, 1983 | Edited by Gay Flood
KAREEM & CO.Sir:Your May 9 cover story on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (The Force Ran Its Course) showcased the fact that at 36 he's playing some of the best basketball of his life. As a fan, I've...

May 23, 1983 | Ray Kennedy
Baseball is a dumb game. That's right, dumb, as in d-u-m-b. Understand—quickly, before the ghost of Alexander Cartwright seeks vengeance with a fungo bat—I speak not from the viewpoint of the fan...

May 23, 1983 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

May 23, 1983 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Ken Singleton, Oriole outfielder, after visiting President Reagan to help kick off National Amateur Baseball Month: "I was glad to go because I'd never been to the White House, and I don't expect...

May 23, 1983 | E.M. Swift

May 23, 1983 | Anthony Cotton
Moses Malone and Maurice Cheeks led the Philadelphia 76ers to a commanding 3-1 advantage in the NBA Eastern finals

May 23, 1983 | Bruce Newman
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's hotel room was dark and, with the air conditioner turned up, chilled like a crypt. Which was appropriate, because the night before, in Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference...

May 23, 1983 | William Oscar Johnson

May 23, 1983 | Philip J. Howlett
When George Austen came to Time Inc. in 1957 as a typesetter, he couldn't have imagined that 26 years later he would be head of SI's copy-processing department, the Wiz of a bunch of computer whizzes.

May 23, 1983 | Sarah Pileggi

May 23, 1983 | John Garrity
Last year Pascual Perez of Atlanta got lost. This season he hasn't lost

May 23, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
Published reports and repeated rumors to the contrary, the Major League Umpires Association doesn't fine its members for fraternizing with baseball's five non-union umps, who crossed picket lines...

May 23, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
Three times in five days the Astro fielders lost track of the number of outs. Twice they all stayed put after the third out, and once three of them headed for the dugout following the second out.

May 23, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
Concerned about the quantity of post-game beer players on their Pacific Coast League farm team in Edmonton were guzzling, the Angels circulated a memo in the Trappers' locker room reminding them...

May 23, 1983 | Herm Weiskopf
DARRELL EVANS: The San Francisco first baseman hit three home runs and three doubles, scored seven runs and had seven RBIs. During a .440 week (11 for 25), he raised his batting average to .327.

May 23, 1983 | Kenny Moore
Unheralded Tom Petranoff shattered the world javelin record by 9'10"

May 23, 1983 | Kenny Moore
We possess, declares the document of our nation's founding, the inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. When you think about it, doesn't that last one kind of go clunk?...

May 23, 1983 | Jill Lieber
Tracy Compton and Debbie Doom have made UCLA almost unbeatable

May 23, 1983 | Craig Neff
The U.S.S.R. again deep-sixed the opposition at the FINA World Cup

May 23, 1983 | Bob Ottum

May 23, 1983 | Jim Kaplan
It has been 100 years (this week) since the Brooklyn Bridge was completed. Lost in the centennial celebration is another Brooklyn milestone of no little significance: the 25th anniversary of the...

May 23, 1983 | Joan Ackermann-Blount
I used to think that the last thing in the world I'd ever want to do was watch a cockfight. Now I realize that the last thing in the world I'd ever want to do is be in one. I came to this...